With around 30 years experience of training people and working in conservation with trees and green wood work, you will be sure to learn more than just the basics of spoon carving and whittling. Having learnt the professional and safe carving techniques from some of the best out there, I will pass on these skills so that you can also carve safely and with confidence at home, or improve on your technique.
"I brought my 9 years old son, and two of his friends (9 and 10) on Alan's spoon carving course, and we all had a great time. Alan is a really good, clear and patient teacher - very good at helping the boys use the axes and knives safely. The boys were very proud of their finished spoons and new skills. And the great cooking and baking for snacks and lunch was a definite highlight! Highly recommended!"
"Fantastic day learning how to carve a spoon from a log. Quite intimidating to start but Alan is a great and patient teacher. Homebakes and homemade soup along the way. The day just flew by, as you are totally in the zone carving your spoon. Very mindful practice. Recommend *****"
"My husband and I really enjoyed this course. Alan was very helpful, patient and explained everything clearly, He showed a variety of carving techniques with safety in mind. Delighted to leave with a spoon. The home baking in the breaks were fabulous as was lunch. Can highly recommend."
"We had a great day learning how to carve spoons with Alan. He took us through the techniques and safe use of tools. He was so knowledgeable and opened our eyes to a whole world and set of skills we hadn’t known about before but he also made it really accessible and gave you confidence when you needed it.
His wife Sim made home-made scones and jam, delicious soup and more home-baking in the afternoon. We felt very well looked after. I would recommend this workshop to anyone who would like to learn how to work with wood safely and to be able to produce an impressive end product."